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Prior to completing this activity, review the following:
What Is the Tragedy of the Commons?â€“Nicholas Amendolare (Links to an external site.)
Retrospectives: Tragedy Of The Commons After 50 Years (Links to an external site.)
Environmental Sustainability of Typical Agro-Food Products: A Scientifically Sound and User Friendly Approach (Links to an external site.)
Midwestern Farmers Working To Reverse Gulf Dead Zone (Links to an external site.)
ENV111 Week Two | Career Integration: Stone Brewing Company (Links to an external site.)
Political Ecology of Shade Coffee: Perspectives From Jamaican Blue Mountain Farmers (Links to an external site.)
The tragedy of the commons concept illustrates what can happen when people use a limited resource, which can result in â€œwhat is good for the individual is not necessarily good for the whole.â€ For this discussion forum,
Describe an example of the tragedy of the commons in your area. While the video used the example of fish being pulled from a pond, what examples do you see in your community?
Explain how culture might impact the example you shared from your community.
Identify the natural cycle or system that is being impacted and any threats to the sustainability of a specific resource.
Identify the people or organizations that are responsible for this tragedy of the commons.
Provide one potential solution that could keep this tragedy from degrading the well-being of your neighbors or community.
After viewing the ENV111 Week Two | Career Integration: Stone Brewing Company (Links to an external site.) video, discuss how the brewing industry can reduce their water usage footprint.
Explain one action how your current employer (or the industry you wish to enter upon graduating) can minimize water usage.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words. You must utilize at least one scholarly or credible source (e.g., professional web source) and include in-text citations and a reference list that are in accordance with APA Style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center. Refer to the Library OneSearch tip (Links to an external site.) sheet for more guidance. For further assistance with the research component of this discussion, be sure to access the tutorials page on the University of Arizona Global Campus Library website.